Pedestrian killed Friday night in central Fresno

The Fresno BeeMay 17, 2014 

A pedestrian died Friday night in central Fresno after he stepped in front of a car on First Street, police said.

Lt. Joe Gomez said witnesses told officers that the 51-year-old man was standing on the center divide of First Street at Dayton Avenue -- between Shields and Dakota avenues -- about 9:15 p.m. when he stepped into the southbound lanes, waving his arms and yelling. A 60-year-old woman driving a Chrysler did not see the man in the roadway until it was too late and hit him head-on. She immediately stopped and tried to help, Gomez said, adding that the woman isn't believed to be at fault pending the full investigation.

The man was rushed to Community Regional Medical Center where he died.

His name was not immediately released pending notification of next of kin.

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